"Poor people can't worship God" - popular Zimbabwean pastor says

Pastor Magaya known for some controversial statements he's made in the past, told his congregation why poverty hinders Christians from being in God's presence all the time

Prophet Walter Magaya

A well-known pastor in Zimbabwe, Walter Magaya of Prophetic Healing and Deliverance ministries (PHDM) during one of his sermons, bluntly stated that the poor cannot worship God.

Pastor Magaya known for some controversial statements he's made in the past, told his congregation why poverty hinders Christians from being in God's presence all the time, citing a mammon god as the cause of poverty.

According to local newspaper, the pastor said: “When one is rich and they have truly given their life to God they worship God truly. When one is poor they cannot worship God. It is in the mission of the devil to destroy people through poverty because he knows that when you are in poverty you will become a complaining machine instead of fulfilling your true purpose which is to worship God. The mammon god is the one responsible of controlling money. The mammon is the chief God of poverty. He directs the flow of cash. He ensures Christians are poor so that they will choose to be heathens. The mammon god also works in conjunction with marine spirits and ensures they take money to their kingdom.

When a demon of poverty attacks it does not attack an individual but it attacks the whole generation. You are not only poor alone but you are also poor for your children. It attacks the father, child and grandchildren. It uses four weapons, it uses the spirit of lack, pride, debt and lust.

When these four spirits attack you, you will not be able to separate them. These spirits make you live a lie. They make sure you start to believe your own lies. It blocks your eyes and it even leads into divorce and people believe they can do it on their own. When this spirit attacks you it makes you love the ones you are supposed to hate and makes you hate the ones you are supposed to love. When this spirit attacks you it ensures you never identify your blessor. No one succeed on their own you need people to succeed.

The spirit of poverty ensures that those around you are there to take away from you and never to give you. You are surrounded by people who are destined to take away from you. When you are under this spirit you are ever fighting and it ensures you cross the path of your blessor so that they walk out on you and you remain in poverty. Time and chance happens to them all and how you respond to the person who is supposed to bless you is what determines your success.

You do not become rich automatically but you need people to succeed and become rich. Everyone has been given an opportunity to succeed and another opportunity is coming but you need to keep that opportunity."

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